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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

January 17, 2021
Pictured here: Patrick, age 8 and Alex, age 7 outside their home in Wynnewood, PA in the fall of 2003.

Pictured here: Patrick, age 8 and Alex, age 7 outside their home in Wynnewood, PA in the fall of 2003.

On Alex’s Angel Anniversary in 2017, I wrote a letter to my sister about everything she meant to me over the years. Today, on the eve of what would have been her 25th birthday, I want to share a portion of that letter with you:

To my sister Alex,

Today marks 13 years since your death on August 1, 2004. At the time, you were 8 and I was 9. Had you lived, you would be 21 now. It’s difficult to imagine, because you will always be fixed in my memory, and in the memories of Mom, Dad, Eddie and Joey, as an 8-year-old girl. It... Read More

January 14, 2021
  • Alex Scott at her stand
    Alex Scott at her stand

Alex Scott was just 4 years old when she told her parents that she wanted to host a lemonade stand. That initial and extraordinary lemonade stand raised $2,000 and launched a movement to cure childhood cancer. No matter what season it is, all kids can make a difference! While your family is hunkered down this winter, take some time to do a service project together. 

Here are four ideas for service projects that families can do this winter:

1. Plan A Lemonade Stand

Any time of year is great for hosting a lemonade stand!... Read More

January 14, 2021

Courtney Smith recalls her mom pulling her aside before the opening of her first lemonade stand at the Upper Merion Township Community Summer Concert Series and saying:

“Listen, let’s be really happy if we make $100 tonight.”

Courtney, who was 10 years old at the time, thought $100 would be an amazing amount to raise for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).

“It was more money than I had ever thought of making in my life,” recalls Courtney, who is now 26 years old.

That night, Courtney and a group of five friends, who were dubbed the King of Prussia... Read More

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